Guy Pearce: 'Robert Pattinson Is An Amazing Actor'
R-Pattz gets props for his acting chops courtesy of his co-star in The Rover...
With prominent roles in Memento, LA Confidential and - ahem - Neighbours under his belt, we're pretty sure that Guy Pearce knows a thing or two about acting - both good and bad.
So when the 46-year-old says that his movie co-star Robert Pattinson is an "amazing" acting talent, who are we to argue?
Guy and R-Pattz worked together on post-apocalyptic drama The Rover, in which Pattinson plays a vulnerable young adult taken under the wing of Pearce's character.
And Pearce has been telling Total Film that he was impressed with the former Twilight heart throb's performance.
"He's had a very different existence as an actor than I did," he said. "He's just this megastar.
"I don't know if he struggles with feeling like a valuable actor, as I did, but he shouldn't. He's amazing."
And he shared a moment in which he turned to the movie's director early on the shoot after watching Rob work, and said: "Wow, he's really good, isn't he?"
But despite a series of critically acclaimed roles in iconic movies, Pearce admitted that he needs constant feedback on his own work.
"I've watched everything I've ever done. Even Neighbours. And when I do a movie, I have to watch rushes continually. It really is part of the process for me, to assess."
The movie is set to open on 15 August in the UK.